Jaraguá Awards SGS Petrochemical Plant Contract in Brazil

Geneva, (PresseBox) - SGS is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a twelve-month contract by Jaraguá Equipamentos in Brazil to perform third party testing services for the construction of a new refinery.

SGS is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a twelve-month contract by Jaraguá Equipamentos in Brazil to perform comprehensive third party testing services for the construction of a new Refinery-RENEST-in the northeast of the country. Awarded the contract in January 2012, SGS's team of experts will conduct valve and instrumentation calibration and maintenance for the length of the contract.

Jaraguá Equipamentos is heavily involved in the rapid growth of industry in Brazil, with its presence felt at all stages of industrial project implementation, including engineering, logistics, manufacturing, assembly and construction through to maintenance, assurance, technical assistance, training and after-sales service. The company also builds power plants, producing components, systems and equipment, with construction of its new refinery now underway.

When building a new refinery, it is essential to ensure the quality and safety of the parts involved in its construction. With 12,000 manual valves requiring testing before installation, Jaraguá Equipamentos, also known for its design and manufacture of equipment for oil, gas, petrochemical, biomass, chemicals, pulp, paper, agriculture, aerospace, nuclear energy and industrial construction, needed first-rate expertise and experience in valve and instrumentation calibration and maintenance.

SGS seeks to provide quality valve and instrumentation calibration and maintenance to assure the accuracy of industrial instrumentation and valves in accordance with relevant standards, knowing that the accuracy and reliability of the instruments and devices designed to monitor, control and supervise industrial processes is vital.

SGS will be verifying the calibration of all 12,000 manual valves, including ball, gate and check valves. The leaking test methodology used will be in accordance with the American Petroleum Institute (API) and Petrobras Standards, with on-site calibration taking place in mobile laboratories. SGS' testing services will ensure the safety and top quality of all manual valves before installation in the new refinery, thus reducing the risk of failure and discontinuity of service when the plant begins operation.

About Valve and Instrumentation Calibration and Maintenance Services by SGS

The accuracy and reliability of the instruments and devices designed to monitor, control and supervise industrial processes is vital. SGS's valve and instrumentation calibration and maintenance service assures the accuracy of instruments and consistent process control.

SGS offers unrivalled expertise in electrical and instrumentation services, including maintenance, calibration, design, assembly and commissioning.

SGS Industrial Services

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 70,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,350 offices and laboratories around the world.

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